Bobby Deol On Thinking About His Own Family For His Role In 'Animal': 'Deols Are Emotional People'

Bobby Deol talked about how he set his mind for doing a never-seen-before role in his latest film, 'Animal'.


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Bobby Deol On Thinking About His Own Family For His Role In 'Animal': 'Deols Are Emotional People'

Bobby Deol has been winning hearts off lately, for his terrific performance in the film, Animal. The actor has channelled his inner beast and impressed audiences with his muscular built. Moreover, he broke free of his lover-boy image on the celluloid and proved himself to be the master of versatility with a cannibalistic role in the film. And now, he revealed what went through his mind before pulling off a role like this.

Bobby Deol reveals how he was able to pull off his role in Animal

Speaking on The Film Companion Actors’ Adda, Bobby Deol opened up on doing a brutal role like ‘Abrar’ in his latest film, Animal. The actor revealed that he was able to perform such a role by only thinking about his family and picturising them in the plot of the film. Calling how Deols are emotional people, Bobby said:

“There is so much that happens in your life. There are so many moments you have been hurt and the relationships you share with your family. When I was doing this film and when I was told the story, I didn’t think I was a villain. I was told that I had a grandfather who committed suicide in front of me and it was such a big shock that I lost my voice. I kept that in my mind. And I thought about my family. The Deols are such emotional people. But we will do anything for each other. I am 54. I have seen so much in my life. I have felt pain and I have felt happiness. The pain can really drive you nuts.”

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Bobby says that he felt disgusted initially to portray a negative character

In the same conversation, Bobby opened up about his first time essaying a negative role. The actor mentioned that during the initial phase, he felt disgusted about his on-screen character and even felt icky. In his words:

“I used to feel disgusted with myself when I started shooting for it. I was feeling icky. But then with the same people, who have done bad things, I am having dinner and chatting.”


Bobby claimed that his character in Animal is not villainous but family-oriented

Previously, while attending the second day of Agenda AajTak 2023 event, Bobby Deol delved deeper into the layers of his character in Animal. While the world has been rooting for the actor’s villainous portrayal, he feels it otherwise. Bobby mentioned that on the contrary, his character, ‘Abrar’ is quite family-oriented and that that the charachas experienced a lot of childhood trauma.

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Bobby Deol shared his mother, Prakash Kaur’s reaction to his role in Animal

In a previous interview with Pinkvilla, Bobby Deol had revealed his mother, Prakash Kaur’s reaction to his role in the latest film, Animal. The actor shared his mother wasn’t really happy as she didn’t like the scene when his on-screen character died. Recalling his mom’s words, Bobby said:

“My mom was like, aisi film mat kiya kar tu, mujhse nahi dekha jaata. I told her, 'Look, I'm standing in front of you; I just played a part'. But she's very happy. The amount of phone calls she's getting; all her friends want to meet me. Something similar happened when Aashram released.”


What do you think about Bobby Deol’s revelations?

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